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Books in the News - 9/29/13

Gilt TripHere you go!  A handy guide to the books discussed in our local papers, complete with links to our catalog for your convenience! 

In the St. Paul Pioneer Press Books section, we have:

O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound by Garrison Keillor - The first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of "A Prairie Home Companion."

Gilt Trip by Laura Childs - Mystery set in New Orleans with scrapbooking tips and recipes included.

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison by W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm - The work of Chippewa artist George Morrison (1919-2000) has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim. His paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures have been displayed in numerous public and private exhibitions.

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian - Sex has always come without consequences for Evan. Until the night when all the consequences land at once, leaving him scarred inside and out.Doctor Sleep

Also, featured:  St. Paul Public Library's True Crime, a series of events featuring books and films about the '20s in Minnesota, tied in with the new exhibition at the Minnesota History Center: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

And in the Star Tribune Books section:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert - A novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed.

Thank You for Your ServiceReady for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood by Kate Hopper - Ready for Air is a harrowing, poignant, and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood.

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel - From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war.

The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein - For college biology professor Andy Waite, Darwinian evolution is the explanation for everything. But the unpredictable force of a charismatic evangelical student--a young woman determined to prove the existence of intelligent design--threatens to undermine more than just his faith in science.

Happy reading!


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